What can I do if I receive a message in a language I do not speak?
Click on the conversation to open the message history and then click on "Translate this message" at the end of the message you want to translate.
When you click on "Translate this message", the site will automatically translate the text into the same language you have set your profile to. You also have the option to return to the original message by clicking on "Original message".
What can I do if I want/need to contact a member for the first time who does not speak the same language as me?
Of course, it is always better to try to speak in the same language as the person you want to contact, or at least speak in a second language that you both have in common (usually English).
You can see the languages spoken by the person you want to contact when you are sending the first message, in the top right of your screen.
But don’t worry; even if you send your message in another language, the person who receives the message can translate it, thanks to the HomeExchange messaging system!